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Manly Whale Watching

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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
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Mr j Mitchell

What an unforgettable experience. Truly an amazing spectacle of nature. Nothing short of stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Highly Recommend

I wanted to go whale watching whilst I was in Sydney but there were so many options I had no idea... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Manly Whale Watching has been part of the Sydney Whale Watching industry for over 9 years, providing tours and great service for all of Sydney, Manly and the Northern Beaches. Whale Watching Season runs from mid May through to mid November.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1/40 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 5057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an unforgettable experience. Truly an amazing spectacle of nature. Nothing short of stunning, Thankyou for treating us with your obvious experience that really got us in the middle of the wild nature. Getting to hear them breath, what a treat.

Thank JamesM11630
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I wanted to go whale watching whilst I was in Sydney but there were so many options I had no idea where to start. I went to see the team at Manly Whale Watching and they were so helpful. They went through every option with...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing afternoon!! Great tour leader, on time and provided great warm jackets! The group was fun and our time with the whales and as exceptional! The guide reacted quickly to sightings and we got real close to a mother and calf and spent...More

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed September 19, 2017

I booked this much in advance since I was on a planned business trip to Sydney and did not want to take the chance that I could not do this. We were extremely lucky, direct out of the harbour we saw multiple pods of humpbacks...More

Thank Annemarie T
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Our Aunt and Uncle booked the tour for us and we boarded the speedboat at Manly after the tour had sadly had to be cancelled 3 days previous due to the water being too choppy. The weather was still a little rough when we went...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Wonderful experience. Saw multiple humpback whales up close. Blake, the driver and tour lead was great.

Thank Rupert O
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We went for Monday afternoon whale watch, departing from darling habour. There were about 50 people and the board is a two-deck boat, and easy to find a good spot to watch and wait. The end to end boat trip is 3 hours. We didn't...More

Thank Stay263384
Craig M, General Manager at Manly Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review! We couldn't agree more - the stunning wildlife off Sydney's shore definitely keeps us on our toes! I am glad you had an exciting day with so many beautiful encounters.

Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for this company and it was well worth it. The boat was a fast RIB and far more manoeuvrable for finding whales than a big (cheaper) ferry. Great staff that provided good waterproof jackets and shared lots of knowledge about whales and...More

Thank Devan C
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We had a great time out. As soon as we were out of the harbour the crew had information from another boat about current location of whale sightings. It was full boat ahead then to get there. We found 2 pods of whales and were...More

Thank Cadwood
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day out. Very professional and knowledgeable team. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Sydney.

Thank Cramax05
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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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July 26, 2016|
Response from Craig M | Property representative |
All of our larger vessels have wheelchair access. Manly Whale Watching Cruise, Ocean Tracker Discovery and Ocean Dreaming Explorer are all accessible vessels.